Sowden SoftBrew Coffee #KissinTheCook #PitchList #Spon

Sowden SoftBrew Coffee #KissinTheCook #PitchList #Spon

     Back in May I attended CoffeeCon, it was an amazing trip!  I saw so many new techniques for making great coffee, and I got to sample some of the best coffees in the world.

     One of the ways I learned about brewing coffee is a low tech, and simple product from Sowden.  Sowden (sponsor) has a coffee maker system called SoftBrew Coffee.  I had a chance to chat with the rep from Sowden at CoffeeCon and see how their coffee maker worked.

     The purpose of the Softbrew™filter is to keep the ground beans separated from the water ­ thousands of microscopic holes allow the water to flow and take up the taste without over filtering whilst allowing some ‘fines’ to filter through to the coffee giving the typical ‘body’ of an excellent brew. The method is simple; place the filter in the porcelain pot, put coffee into the filter and pour over hot water at the temperature of your choice – that’s it! – from

     I was so excited when my Sowden SoftBrew Coffee maker arrived!  The first thing I noticed was the size of the packaging.  Its barely bigger than the whole system.  Not a lot of waste!  And now this may surprise most of you, if you have been reading my blog for a while,  I read the directions!  Yep, mark this day in history because I actually read the instructions that come with the Sowden SoftBrew system.  

Click to enlarge – Hot Brewing from Sowden

     Brewing could not be simpler!  Put the filter in the pot, add coffee and hot water, stir and wait 4-8 minutes.  Simple, and no electricity required!  The resulting coffee was delicious, it had a bit of the sediment that you find from all mesh/metal filters, a lot like espresso.  I added a bit of cream and enjoyed a good cup of coffee that morning.  

     Although I am not really the person to wait for my morning cup of coffee, so I tried the cold brew directions!  I figured, why not brew up coffee all night long while I am sleeping.  It sounds like a genius idea to me!  
Click to enlarge – Cold Brewing from Sowden

     If I were to use the Sowden SoftBrew Coffee system daily, I think this would be my route.  Me, making coffee before I have had coffee, has made some disastrous messes in our home but this way I can make it the night before and then come morning.  TaDah!  Coffee, ready to drink and waiting for me!  It requires less thinking before drinking, which to me is ALWAYS a good thing!  

Metal/Mesh filter with a
kagillion (very technical, I counted them all really lol)
tiny little holes

     For myself, I am preferring a finer grind to my coffee, when using the SoftBrew Coffee system.  The company suggest trying out different grinds to see which one you like, and I am so glad they did.  There is quite a difference in the flavor of coffee by just grinding it differently.  
     There are several styles and colors available, from mellow creamy colors to bold and black.  As well as different sizes, 2/4/6/8 and I think I even saw a 12 cup!  I have the OSKAR SoftBrew™ 4 cup, just like in the photos.  

For more information about the entire line of Sowden Softbrew products, including coffee and tea brewers see their Website or connect with them on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.  

Also, Sowden is sponsoring a giveaway next month during the Kissin’ the Cook event!  So check back on September 9th for the giveaway to begin!  

*disclosure*  I received the product mentioned above, free of charge.  I was not required to give a positive review.  All opinions are 100% my own.  


  1. That's cool, first time I've seen anything Like it!

  2. I have never heard of this – I am going to have to ask hubby if he has – he is the coffee addict here!

  3. That is really cool! Thank you for sharing!

  4. This looks so neat. I have not seen one before!

  5. thank you for the great explaination on Sowden and what a great company to send a sample! i found it on
    thank you!

  6. Oh I have to prepare coffee at night. I cant stand cleaning up coffee grounds! :) This is a neat product! I would absolutely love to have one! Thank you!

  7. I am not a coffee drinker, but I will pass along this information to my Dad and friends. I have never heard of Sowden Softbrew before.

  8. I love the smell of coffee brewing and I drink coffee everyday. I would love to have this product.

  9. I have never seen this before, but I love coffee, whether it be hot or cold. And the best thing about it is, if your power goes out, you can still have coffee. Perfect for camping or hurricane season.

  10. I just Love this, what an Awesome giveaway !!!

  11. I love how everything can be done in one perfect little jar without the mess! Such a genius concept about the cold brew too!

  12. I would love to try all of them . I am not sure which would be the best.

  13. Wow, loved the review, love the look. I have never seen this before! How awesome is that!

  14. I've never seen anything like this before. I would love to try any of them.

  15. I had never heard of this company before…love that it comes in different colors and sizes.

  16. This is new to me. Really glad to hear of it!

  17. nice! I've been looking for a no electricity needed brewer for some time now, and this certainly looks like something I can use… for cold brews and hot coffee, both sound like they would be easy to make and taste great

  18. I loled when you said you read the directions. I am glad you did though lol… I am bad at that too. This is something I have never seen before and Iwould love to try this.

  19. Sounds wonderful. REally makes me want a nice good fresh cup of coffee right now!

  20. this would be great on camping trips. thanks for the review of a handy product

  21. This is a good idea. I'm always looking for new ways to enjoy coffee.

  22. This id new to me. Sounds interesting. Would great for travel.

  23. As much as we love our coffee this would be a new and unique way for us to brew.


  24. I love coffee but this is new to me, too! I would love to try it – it looks really cool!

  25. I am a coffee freak! Anything that makes it taste better is for me.

  26. i love cold brewed coffee. since hot water doesn't touch the beans it takes away any bitterness. i drink 4 to 8 cups a day and sometimes my mouth gets chalky but not with cold brew